Saturday, November 26, 2011

Book Review: Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson

Title: Before I Go to Sleep
Author: S J Watson
Genre: Thriller
Subject: Memory Loss (can't say more, or else I would spoil)
Publisher: Harper
Release date: January, 2011
Length: 360 pages
I got this book: Borrowed it from the library

From Goodreads:
"'As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...' Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life."

Personal opinion:
Normally I rarely read thrillers, they are just not really my thing. However after reading about this book, I did became intrigued and wanted to give it a try. I am glad I did, because I liked this book very much. Because the thriller bit doesn't come in until the very end, this was perfectly readable for me. Of course there are some clues throughout the book that things aren't quite right but they are explained away. Still there is some level of uneasiness. I really liked how the author portrayed Christine's thoughts in this way. The only thing I wonder about if how she would have had the time to write as much each day as she did. Still while not being totally realistic on that aspect, it is interesting to see Christine grow and improve throughout the book. I liked how we were able to get a peek inside the head of someone with this kind of disability and the thriller parts weren't anything I couldn't handle.

I liked it!

Purchase links: Amazon
Other reviews: Leeswammes, Daisy's Book Journal, So many books, so little time
If you have reviewed this book and want your link here, please leave a comment with the link, and I will add it :)


  1. This is one of my fav reads from 2011 and I didn't realise you do links from other blogs, do you do this on every review?

    I am an old follower and my link for my review is

    Thank you


  2. Yup, I do this for every review I write. I think it is great to link up between blogs because it gives readers the chance to get different opinions :)

  3. It is a fantastic idea, thanks so much hon